Five tools that will free your time to focus on the things that really matter to your business

16:16 PM (20 Minutes ago) Opinion
If you're an owner or a manager of a small business, you're probably frustrated by the amount of time you lose to everyday administration and how little time there is to stay up to date with current trends. So says Philip Meyer, central R&D director at Sage AAMEA.

69 Gauteng inmates receive President's Award for Youth Empowerment

16:03 PM (33 Minutes ago) Awards
“My name is Julio Gershwin Mathe from Emthonjeni youth centre. I am doing ten years for murder and robbery. During my incarceration I have done a lot of programmes that are good for rehabilitating a person, but none of them is better than The President’s Award (TPA)."

Build CX Strategy with the understanding that every interaction is a ‘Moment of Truth’

15:32 PM (1 Hour ago) Opinion
CX or Customer experience is the foundation for success in any business and customer-centric businesses who manage to evolve, despite a continually changing customer interaction environment, will achieve long term success. This is according to Yaron Assabi, founder of Digital Solutions Group.

Jam Media to host social media, blogging and PR workshops

15:13 PM (1 Hour ago) Marketing News
Jam Media, a 360 degree PR agency, is hosting a series of workshops in the month of May aimed at empowering business owners with public relations and digital marketing skills.

Nedbank renews Cape Winemakers Guild partnership for three more years

15:04 PM (1 Hour ago) Marketing News
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nedbank’s association with the Cape Winemakers Guild and with the dawn of this remarkable milestone, the bank has renewed its longstanding partnership for a further three years.

Thoughts from a female leader in the tech industry

14:43 PM (1 Hour ago) Opinion
The burning question that any female in tech is being asked at the moment is "How have you managed to cope as a female in tech?" So says Lynette Hundermark, managing director of Useful & Beautiful.

Effective PR begins with a few key essentials

14:37 PM (1 Hour ago) Editorial Desk
The PR industry has seen a fundamental change over the past few years. And that makes sense consider there are new channels and more opportunities to connect with your audience. However, one thing remains the same: PR aims to build relationships between organisations and the public.

Tribeca Public Relations nabs gold and silver at 2015 PRISM Awards

14:08 PM (2 Hours ago) Awards
Tribeca Public Relations was presented with a Gold and a Silver at this year’s PRISM Awards, winning in two of the most hotly-contested categories of the evening.

Health24 appoints Dr Owen Wiese as resident doctor

13:53 PM (2 Hours ago) People on the Move
Health24 has appointed Dr Owen J Wiese as their resident doctor. With degrees in medicine and science, and qualifications in biochemistry and physiology from the University of Stellenbosch, he also boasts experience in both the public and private health sectors.

KFM, CapeTalk and Lead SA ask listeners to unite against Xenophobia

13:43 PM (2 Hours ago) Publicity News

KFM and CapeTalk, under Lead SA, will take to social media to show solidarity as they stand up against Xenophobia.

Primedia Lifestyle up for 15 International Council of Shopping Centre's Marketing Awards

13:28 PM (3 Hours ago) Awards
The Primedia Unlimited-owned shopping centre marketing specialists Primedia Lifestyle Marketing Services is certainly living up to its ethos of constantly innovating. The company has been confirmed as having 15 finalist positions in this year’s International Council of Shopping Centre’s Solal Marketing Awards.

Five social media pitfalls that SMEs should avoid

12:47 PM (3 Hours ago) Opinion
Social media is a powerful tool for the small business owner. It can help you to build customer relationships, improve your search engine optimisation, and create a buzz about your business. This is according to Steven Cohen, managing director for Sage One Accounting AAMEA.

Amstel celebrates local talent at the 2015 SAMAs

12:38 PM (3 Hours ago) Awards
The biggest music event of the year took place on Sunday, 19 April and Amstel Lager was there to celebrate not only the best music South Africa has to offer but the artists who put in the time to make it great.

Jockey Let's Play School Skills Challenge gives children the chance to play

12:25 PM (4 Hours ago) Publicity News
8000 children, 12 schools and eight weeks later, the Jockey Let’s Play School Skills Challenge has proved to be a resounding success.

Black Mountain: Creators of shareable content

11:40 AM (4 Hours ago) In Focus
A website: everyone talks about the need to have one. And they are right. If you don’t have an online presence, you don’t exist. Especially as a business. However, for all the money spent on designing a website – the look and feel; the imagery; the layout – you mustn’t forget the most important part: the words.

Gumtree South Africa win silver at the 2015 PRISM Awards

9:30 AM (7 Hours ago) Awards
Now in their 18th year, the PRISM Awards are presented to public relations and communication professionals who have successfully incorporated strategy, creativity and professionalism into public relations and communication programmes and strategies that showcase a successful public relations campaign.

Record five Simonsig wines included in the Top 100 wines of South Africa

9:16 AM (7 Hours ago) Awards
In its best performance in the competition to date, Simonsig Estate from Stellenbosch saw five of its wines selected for the list of Top 100 SA Wines for 2015. The Simonsig wines chosen were the Tiara 2011 Bordeaux style blend, Frans Malan 2011 Cape Blend, the Merindol Syrah 2012, Redhill Pinotage 2012 and the Simonsig Chardonnay 2013.

TSiBA’s unique skills programme helps to jumpstart Careers for unemployed youth

9:01 AM (7 Hours ago) Publicity News
So many highly qualified South African youth struggle to get jobs after graduation, or move up the corporate ladder. This is often due to a lack of the vital soft skills key to survival in today’s competitive marketplace - attributes which may be neglected by South African universities.

Rotary Club of Newlands donates backpacks to the Soetwater Environmental Education Centre

8:47 AM (7 Hours ago) Publicity News
Learners from Ottery Road Primary School attending the Soetwater Environmental Education Centre (SEEC) in Kommetjie were excited to be the first recipients to make use of the 40 backpacks generously donated by the Rotary Club of Newlands.

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet shortlisted for The Loyalty Awards EMEA 2015

8:34 AM (8 Hours ago) Awards
Finalists for The Loyalty Awards EMEA 2015 have been announced and MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has been shortlisted in two categories. This is the third year running that the programme has made it onto the shortlist at the awards, winning awards in two categories in 2013 and two categories in 2014.

Boiler Room and Ballantine’s present Stay True South Africa documentary

8:01 AM (8 Hours ago) Media News
Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky and Boiler Room presented Stay True South Africa this past March – a one-night-only house music experience held at Constitution Hill in downtown Johannesburg featuring global and local legends Black Coffee, Okmalumkoolkat, Culoe de Song, Shimza and Black Motion.

It’s D-Day for 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day

7:49 AM (8 Hours ago) Publicity News
To commemorate Freedom Day, which takes place on 27 April, the Union Buildings in Pretoria will be awash with a sea of colour on Tuesday, 21 April, with the showing of all the handmade blankets ever displayed in one location at one time in South Africa.

East Coast Radio’s Jane Linley-Thomas donates to The Exchange Room

7:41 AM (8 Hours ago) Publicity News
East Coast Radio DJ, Jane Linley-Thomas, recently popped by to donate items of second hand clothing and accessories to The Exchange Room at The Pavilion Shopping Centre, which is owned and managed by Pareto Limited.

Ton Vosloo steps down as chair of Naspers

7:26 AM (9 Hours ago) People on the Move
Naspers’ non-executive chair, Ton Vosloo, as well as independent non-executive directors Boetie van Zyl and Yuanhe Ma, retired from the board on Friday, 17 April. After a year’s sabbatical, Koos Bekker rejoins the board as non-executive chair.

Senior marketers called on to join the 2015 SMARTIES™ pre-screening council

6:57 AM (9 Hours ago) Awards
The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) of South Africa has announced the 2015 MMA Standard Bank SMARTIES™ Award categories. The categories include definitions for 2015 as well as new or changed categories.

The Bureaux provides a cohabiting workspace for Cape Town entrepreneurs

6:34 AM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News
A central work location, low cost rentals and simple lease arrangements combined with the ability to network with people in allied industries, sets a small business up for success.

Burson-Marsteller Africa grabs gold and bronze at 2015 PRISM Awards

17:29 PM (23 Hours ago) Awards
Burson-Marsteller Africa, a leading public relations and communications firm, won the Gold and Bronze awards for media relations at the 2015 PRISM Awards held on Sunday, 19 April at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg.

Housemates face more plot twists in Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble

17:16 PM (23 Hours ago) Media News
During the live Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble show on Sunday, 19 April, Biggie delivered a big twist when he unexpectedly sent an auditor into the house and tasked surprised housemates to make their nominations for this week there and then.

Good Hope FM has the best breakfast show in South Africa

17:10 PM (23 Hours ago) Awards
It’s confirmed. Good Hope FM serves up the best breakfast, not only in Cape Town but also in the entire South Africa. The Good Hope FM Breakfast Show, hosted by Guy McDonald won the coveted Best Commercial Breakfast Show 2015 award at the glitzy MTN Radio Awards ceremony event that took place on Saturday, 18 April.

Nal’ibali to launch special children’s literacy rights poster on World Book Day

15:00 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
On World Book Day, which takes placed on Thursday, 23 April, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is launching a special children’s literacy rights poster to assert and affirm for children what they need to become inspired and competent readers and writers.

South Africa takes the stage in Canada

14:27 PM (Yesterday) Media News

April is the month for cultural exchange between South Africa and Canada. The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) is partnering with the Canadian Stage in Toronto to present six acclaimed local productions, showcasing some of South Africa’s leading performers, writers, directors and choreographers in a special three-week Spotlight South Africa Festival.


Newsclip shares its solar power lessons at the Miss Earth SA casting for 2015

14:21 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
It is that time of the year again as Miss Earth SA searches for South Africa's next group of Ambassadors. The Johannesburg casting took place on Saturday, 18 April, at Silverstar Casino with Tsogo Sun, Valpre and Newsclip.

Algoa FM claims four accolades at the 2015 MTN Radio Awards

14:11 PM (Yesterday) Awards
Algoa FM received four awards at the annual MTN Radio Awards ceremony held in Johannesburg on Saturday, 18 April. The station was nominated in seven categories, including the Station of the Year – a first for an Eastern Cape and Garden Route radio station.

Avengers: Age of Ultron will screen in SA before the USA

13:50 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment

South African movie-lovers will be treated to a screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron before its official USA release. The hotly anticipated film will be released locally on Friday, 24 April.


Vital Protection helping to fight Malaria

13:07 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa has recorded a rise in malaria-related deaths where the disease is prevalent in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal.

KFC congratulates winners of the Top Breakfast Show Presenter Award

12:52 PM (Yesterday) Awards
On Saturday,18 April, audiences across South Africa celebrated with, Daron Mann, Darren Scott, Mpumi Mlambo and Putco Mafani and as they won the KFC Top Breakfast Show Presenter Award, in their respective categories (Commercial, Community, Campus and PBS), at the 2015 MTN Radio Awards.

The KZN Science Centre runs workshops for disadvantaged learners

12:24 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News

The KwaZulu-Natal Science Centre recently travelled down the south coast to the Thanda Village. There they conducted interactive science workshops and practicals with both their facilitators and the young learners who visit their after school programme.

Rural TSiBA campus awarded Youth Excellence Bronze Award

12:16 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) Eden campus has been awarded the Western Cape Department of Social Development Ministerial Youth Excellence Bronze Award.

DHS helps those affected by xenophobia

12:05 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News

The Durban High School Interact Club who are committed to helping those less fortunate, turned their focus on those affected by xenophobia.


Africa Voices Trust to perform with Vusi Mahlasela at gala concert

11:57 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
On Friday 8 May, artists from the Africa Voices Trust will take to the Baxter Concert Hall stage alongside special guest Vusi Mahlasela for one night only.

Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka addresses Soweto learners from International Space Station

11:22 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
On Friday 17th April 2015, the pupils of Forte High School in Dobsonville Soweto tuned in to a radio broadcast where Russian Cosmonaut, Gennady Padalka, who is currently orbiting the earth, addressed them from the International Space Station.

Green Office Week® encourages workplaces to make a difference

11:01 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Green Office Week® takes place every year in April. Now in its 6th Year, Green Office Week® (GOW) has moved from an initiative that informs and educates to one that directly invites people to commit to green-friendly principles and values.

New Hungry Lion store for Cape Town

10:54 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Cape Town’s CBD came to a standstill recently as thousands of Capetonians, mostly school children along with celebrities, took to the streets in a bid to ‘March for More’ in celebration of Hungry Lion’s grand opening of its newly refurbished flagship store at the Golden Acre Mall.

Atmosphere Communications and FleishmanHillard scoop prestigious awards at PRISMs

10:06 AM (Yesterday) Awards
For the second consecutive year, top mid-sized public relations consultancy, Atmosphere Communications, has scooped top honours in the Campaign of the Year category at the PRISM Awards - this time for their Sanlam ‘One Rand Man’ campaign.

Alma Chamber Orchestra will make SA debut

10:03 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment

The Alma Chamber Orchestra will come to South Africa for the first time this week.  Audiences will be treated to performances by classical music talent led by concertmaster and artistic director, Anne Gravoi. The show will feature the Brazilian pianist, Nelson Freire, under the direction of Lionel Bringuier.


See an adaption of Fugard classic at Alexander Upstairs

9:49 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment

The Woman with a Baby on her Back is an adaptation of Athol Fugard's riveting short story To Whom It Must Concern, portrays the impact a tragic event has on the life and psyche of a Karoo train driver, Roelf Visagie.

Penguin secures rights to SA columnist Paige Nick's latest novel

9:44 AM (Yesterday) New on the Shelf
Penguin Random House South Africa has bought rights to publish well-known columnist and author Paige Nick’s new novel in South Africa.

Ad Outpost CEO says #NoToXenophobia

9:34 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News

“The violence against foreigners that we are witnessing currently in South Africa leaves me ashamed, embarrassed and sick with fear of how we are allowing our country to be diluted into insignificance,” says AD Outpost CEO Dinesh Diar. Diar’s company is taking a stand against xenophobia through their media platforms.

Speakers for ITWeb Digital Economy Summit announced

9:33 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Mike Sharman, co-founder of digital communications agency Retroviral and co-founder of Webfluential, will be speaking at ITWeb’s Digital Economy Summit about the digital revolution and its impact on how we create, share and consume content.

PR professionals honoured at the 18th annual PRISM Awards

9:11 AM (Yesterday) Awards

The 18th annual PRISM Awards saw the country’s best public relations and communication professionals flock to the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on Sunday, 19 April. All entrants vying for one of the coveted trophies, the night, themed African chic, was one of glitz, glam and due celebration.

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